Ever mindful of the future, The Nerdstravaganza Gang once again revisit the topics of dwindling retail, rising minimum wages, and what automation means for us all. Will a lucky few lead mankind into the future, as the rest of us relax with a beer and some porn?

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Geekly Weekly Round Up –
Origins Game Fair
ASTRA Toy Fair
Dice Tower Con
Heroes Landing
Jaws
Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition
Rise of the Tomb Raider

The NEWStravaganza –
Spider-Man: Homecoming
Ramen Flavored Beer
Pompous Albert & Honda

Show Notes –
Seattle’s Minimum Wage Lesson
Retailers Closing Fast
The New Masters of the Universe

To commemorate America’s Independence Day, Brian and Tom contemplate the hard-won rights of consumers to vote with their dollars against the evils of artificial scarcity, scalping, and dubious value dished out piecemeal for a premium price.

I voted!

Geekly Weekly Round Up –
47 Meters Down
Cool World
Pokémon Go
Samsung Smart Home
Samsung SmartThings
Amazon Alexa
Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition

Show Notes –
PAX
Star Wars Celebration
Video Game Season Passes
Nintendo and Artificial Scarcity
The Disney Vault
Artificial Scarcity
SNES Classic Scalping (Already!)

As Uber’s bid for world domination suffers a serious setback and their CEO steps down, Tom and Brian are reminded of the many cartoon leaders who faced failure after failure in the cartoons of their youth.

Coooobra!

Geekly Weekly Round Up –
Free RPG Day
Darth Vader 2017
Mox Boarding House
Bärenpark

The NEWStravaganza –
Han Solo Film Loses Directors
Ron Howard to Direct Han Solo

Show Notes –
Uber CEO Resigns
Uber Sued After Driver Kills 6-Year Old
Employees or Contractor?
Skeletor
Megatron
Cobra Commander
Cold Slither
Mumm-Ra

E3 means games, games, and more games, and for Tom and Brian it means talk, talk, and more talk. Listen in as they discuss mid-lifecycle system revisions, confusing naming conventions, and, of course, some Switch.

E3!

Geekly Weekly Round Up –
Morikami Museum in Boca Raton, FL
Sushi & Stroll at the Morikami
Oshogatsu at the Morikami
Apple WWDC
AltConf
Android Statue Garden
Tom’s new MacBook Pro
Wonder Woman
Dragon Quest VII

Show Notes –
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
Metroid Prime 4
PS4 Pro
Xbox One X
Wherefore 4K support?

There may be no more satin tights, but she can still stop a war with love. She’s Wonder Woman, and in this episode on The Nerdstravaganza Podcast, Kam and Brian discuss her long-awaited DCEU debut.

All the world's waiting for you, and the power you possess. source: http://www.lyricsondemand.com/tvthemes/wonderwomanlyrics.html

Geekly Weekly Round Up –
Butterbeer
1953 Corvette Model
The Wizard of Lies
Daimyo’s Fall

The NEWStravaganza –
NASA Sunglasses
AI Predicts How Long You’ll Live
Crunchyroll’s Success

Show Notes –
Wonder Woman
Patty Jenkins Saves DCEU
Women-only Screenings

In the best-selling 251st episode of The Nerdstravaganza Podcast, the geeks talk about brick and mortar retail, and what hope they stand in a future of online ordering and ever faster shipping.

Buy my junk! Buy my junk!

Geekly Weekly Round Up –
MegaCon
Medieval Times
WonderWorks
The Wizarding World of Harry Potter
Batman Arkham Knight
Final Fantasy XV

The NEWStravaganza –
Alison Haislip Becomes Iello Brand Ambassador
Armed Man at Phoenix Comicon

Show Notes –
Commissioned Positions Going Away?
Showrooming
Third-Party Amazon Sellers
GameStop to Stock Tabletop

In a closing chapter of an unintended trilogy about the fine art of film, the Ganzartistes turn what was supposed to be a straightforward episode about franchises they’d like to see continued into one about perpetual indentureship in service to shared entertainment.

The reel never ends.

Geekly Weekly Round Up –
Megacon
Wonderworks
Disney World
Universal Studios Orlando
Ninja Lounge
Deception: Murder in Hong Kong
TSA Pre
Samsung SmartThings
Fitbit Zip
Batman: Arkham Knight
Final Fantasy XV

The NEWStravaganza –
James Webb Space Telescope
Ikea Smart Lights
Google to track consumer spending

Show Notes –
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell no Tales
Alien: Covenant
Star Wars
Transformers
The Fast and the Furious

With Summer movies still on the mind, now is the perfect time to join a “rebooted” cast starring Tim, Ryan, and Chet as they weigh film franchise reboots against universe building and cite some examples to tilt the scales.

Haven't we seen this one before?

Geekly Weekly Round Up –
Video Game Concert at Miami Dade College
Alien: Covenant
Disneyland
Hyperspace Mountain
Tom’s (Tim’s) deceased Roomba, Elmer, in happier times

The NEWStravaganza –
Tom Hardy Announced for Spiderman
Inflatable Moe’s Tavern
Kam (Chet) might be something about ethnic motoring

Show Notes –
Roseanne Reboot
Spider-Man
Spider-Man Reboot
Spider-Man Reboot Reboot
Star Wars Prequels
Self-destructing Force sensitive droid
The Sun Crusher
The World isn’t ready for Wonder Woman…
…but we are!

Now that the 2017 summer movie season is here in full force, the nerds gather ’round the popcorn to discuss The Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, and the blockbusters left to follow.

Aw, man! A hat? C'mon!

Geekly Weekly Round Up –
PAX Tickets
Origins Game Fair
Free Comic Book Day

The NEWStravaganza –
$1.4M Darth Vader Head
Tender Wings of Desire
Tesla Solar Roof

Show Notes –
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
Snatched
Wonder Woman
Alien: Covenant
Transformers: The Last Knight
Spider-Man: Homecoming
The Big Sick
Baywatch
The Mummy
The Dark Tower